This marks the third summer since Nicholas and I started the tradition of creating our
Mini Garden. And…as we exclaim every year… “this one’s our favorite”. (it really is!)
Each year we like to add something new and different for our garden.
It has been noted, that at some point, we may have to get a bigger wagon.
Our Garden has never had an official occupant.
So, this year we added Mr. Elfsnail. (named by Nicholas for obvious reasons)
We picked him up along with a wishing well and a pair frogs at our local Hobby Lobby.
Nick and I (mostly Nick) spent the evening before laying out the garden on the kitchen counter.
We like having a plan and being prepared.
Nick had me outside working on the garden by 7:45 a.m. the next morning.
Have I ever mentioned I’m not a morning person?
For those of you that may not know about our garden, you can read about
the original garden here.
For our garden…we start with an old broken rusty wagon.
After arranging the fence and arbor, Nick quickly set off to work adding a new water feature
using a small, round, black dish (from a microwave desert) into the dirt.
Now that he’s five and a very confident gardener….he didn’t need any help placing the plants.
The “plan” was to add a small path to the new wishing well using crushed shells.
And because more is always better… MORE CRUSHED SHELLS.
It’s starting to look a little more like a beach.
We added cocoa bean shells around the plants to make it looks nice. (love the smell)
N ♥ S
That just warms my heart.
Even though it should be Nick loves Grandma instead of Nick loves Sue.
(Maybe he named the frogs after us?)
Nick loved adding water to the wishing well and making sure it worked.
Our Finished Garden.
This really is such a fun project to do with kids.
You don’t need anything fancy to use for a container.
And you know what? I enjoy making it as much as him and maybe even more.
It’s important to take time and do something together. (Planting the gardening seed.)
Making memories… My buddy and me.
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